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Dr. Neelu Desai

Dr. Neelu Desai

Pediatric Neurology


Dr Neelu Desai [MBBS, DCH, MD (Pediatrics), DNB (Pediatrics), Fellowship Pediatric Neurology (London, UK)] is one of the top Consultants Child Neurologists in Mumbai and India. She is currently attached to Fortis Hospital, Bhatia Hospital, Shusrusha Hospital, Mumbai, India. She was previously working with BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, B.J.Wadia Hospital, Mumbai, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.

Dr Desai’s expertise includes Epilepsy, Status Epilepticus, Acute Infections of CNS, Celebral Palsy, Autism, Mental Retardation, Hypotonic Infant, Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular Dystrophies, Peripheral Neuropathies, Neuroregression, Mitochondrial Diseases, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Headaches, Migraine, Neonatal Seizures, Chromosomal Disorders, Ataxia, Demyelination, Stroke, Gullian Barre Syndrome etc.

After completing the graduate training, Dr Desai went ahead to train for DCH (Pediatrics) and MD (Pediatrics) from College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India. Thereafter, he obtained DNB (Pediatrics) from the same hospital. Dr Desai has acquired Fellowship training in Pediatric Neurology from Institute of Child Health, London, UK and Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London, UK. She has published 3 Research papers in peer reviewed journals. Dr Desai has made 6 presentations at various academic platforms in India and overseas. She was awarded the Bill Marshall Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.

Current Job Profile

Consultant Child Neurologist

Current Hospital
Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India
Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai, India
Shushrusha Hospital, Mumbai, India

Job Responsibilites
Consultant & Care Of Patients In Neurology & Epileptology Department
Evaluating Patients Illness Condition
Incharge Of Taking Care For Patients In Both IPD & OPD

Special Interests

Cerebral Palsy
Neuromuscular Electrophysiology

Top Most Diseases Treated

Status Epilepticus
Acute Infections of CNS
Cerebral Palsy
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)
Mental retardation
Hypotonic Infant
Myaesthenia Gravis
Muscular Dystrophies
Peripheral Neuropathies
Mitochondrial Diseases
Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Neurocutanoeus disorders
Neonatal seizures
Chromosomal Disorders
Gullian Barre Syndrome

Degree's & Diploma's Fellowships

MBBS from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical college, Mumbai, India in 1997
DCH from College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India in 2000
MD (Ped) from BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India in 2001
DNB (Ped) from BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India in 2002
Fellowship (Pediatric Neurology) from UCL Institute Of Child Health, London, UK in 2008
Fellowship (Pediatric Neurology) from Royal College Of Pediatrics & Child Health, London, UK in 2009

Past Hospital Appointments

1. Consultant Pediatric Neurologist, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai. Bhatia hospital & Shushrusha Hospital, Mumbai, India, 01/04/2009 onwards
2. Bill Marshall Fellow
Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK, 01/07/08 to 01/03/09.
3. Lecturer, Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology B.J. Wadia Hospital, Mumbai, India, 02/03/06 to 29/03/08.
4. Lecturer, Pediatrics BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai.

Memberships of Scientific Associations

Indian Epilepsy Association : Mumb LM -D-19
Indian academy of Pediatrics: L/2002/D-574
Indian Medical Association: MAH/13225/78/1866/109367/4-5/L

Research Papers Published

1. Desai N, Pressler RN, Jolleff N, Clark M et al. Early-onset symptomatic focal epilepsy: a dilemma in the timing of surgery. Epileptic Disord 2008- 10 (4): 356-61
2. Desai N, Pressler R, Vargha Khadem F, Heyman I, Neville B, Eltze C, Cross JH, Harkness W. Early onset seizures the result of probable focal brain lesion - The disappearing lesion. Childs Nerv Syst DOI 10.1007/s00381-008-0704-7.
3.Desai N, Shelke M, Hegde A, Shah KN. Role of short duration, outpatient video EEG monitoring in children. Neurology Asia 2007, 12 (Supplement 1) : 80 – 81.

Career Awards

1. Awarded the BILL MARSHALL FELLOWSHIP, ICH, 2008 (1 from south Asia every year) in Pediatric Neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.
2. Awarded the travel bursary for platform presentation at 6th Asian Oceanian epilepsy congress, Kuala Lumpur, 2006 •
3. Charles Morehead award for highest marks in Practical Medicine in Mumbai University.
4. Dr JK Mehta award for highest marks in Practical Medicine in Mumbai University
5. Tara Mudgal Award for standing first in III MBBS in Lokmanya tilak hospital and municipal medical college

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